Designs For Living: Houses By Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Publication Date: 2015
Written by: Roger H. Seifter, Randy M. Correll, Grant F. Marani, and Gary L. Brewer
Published by: The Monacelli Press

In Designs for Living, Roger H. Seifter, Randy M. Correll, Grant F. Marani, and Gary L. Brewer, who lead the residential practice at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, present fifteen houses the firm has completed over the past ten years. From contemporary interpretations of the shingle style to robust Mediterranean designs, the houses are stylistically diverse reflecting RAMSA’s deep knowledge of history and precedent. Each partner provides insight into the design process and his individual approach to working with clients.

Houses are located in dramatic settings from Napa and Sonoma to the spectacular coastline of the Hamptons and New England. Whether overlooking the ocean or nestled into the mountainside, these remarkable houses reveal the architects’ emphasis on the importance of context and their dedication to exploring the nature of place and environment. Each house invokes the vernacular architectural heritage particular to its region while gracefully reflecting its natural surroundings.

Connecting contemporary lifestyles to traditional American aesthetics, these residences are exceptional both for their timelessness and their ability to evoke a conversation with the past — a dialogue the RAMSA partners believe lies at the heart of architecture.

Robert A.M. Stern: Houses And Gardens

Publication Date: 2005
Written by: Edited by Peter Morris Dixon, with an introduction by Witold Rybczynski 
Published by: New York: The Monacelli Press, 2005

Robert A. M. Stern is dedicated to the synthesis of tradition and innovation. In more than thirty-five years of practice, he has produced a wide range of building types with a variety of stylistic influences, all inspired by the great legacy of American architecture. His firm, Robert A. M. Stern Architects, was first recognized for its distinguished houses, and residential design remains the cornerstone of the practice. This beautifully illustrated monograph — a companion to the best-selling Robert A. M. Stern: Houses — presents twenty-six of the firm’s most memorable houses.

Located in diverse settings across North America — from a valley in Colorado with sweeping views of the Aspen mountains to a bluff overlooking Long Island Sound to an island off the coast of British Columbia — these remarkable houses reveal the architect’s emphasis on the importance of context and his dedication to exploring the nature of space. Each house invokes the vernacular architectural heritage particular to its region while gracefully reflecting its unique natural surroundings. Whether they are Shingle Style “cottages” by the sea, colonial Georgian country estates, or elegant Regency designs, Stern’s houses are unique both for their timelessness and their ability to evoke a conversation with the past — a dialogue he believes lies at the heart of architecture.

Robert A.M. Stern: Houses

Publication Date: 1997
Published by: New York: The Monacelli Press, 1997

In over thirty years of practice, Robert A. M. Stern has developed a distinctive architecture committed to the synthesis of tradition and innovation and, above all, to the creation and enhancement of a meaningful sense of place. Inspired by the great legacy of American architecture, the firm of Robert A. M. Stern Architects has produced a variety of building types in a range of stylistic vocabularies. The design of houses, for which the firm initially gained notice, remains a cornerstone of the practice. Beautifully illustrated in color, this major monograph — a companion volume to the best-selling Robert A. M. Stern: Buildings — thoroughly documents more than forty-five houses built over the course of thirty years.